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Cryovac Shrink Tunnel and Chains

The Challenge This machine used a single roller chain with a pitch of 12.7mm (.05 inches) and hollow pins. It was 4 meters (over 13 feet) long. The guide chains needed to be lubricated weekly, with a full spray can of lubricant being used every week. The product as a...

Bread Oven Bearings

The Challenge This client was having a real problem with lubricant soiling their product… totally unacceptable. The issue was that the bearings in the oven had to be lubricated once per week due to grease runout. It was time-consuming and expensive, and the...

Bakery Conveyor Belt Drive Chains

The Challenge The drive chains on the conveyor belt of this commercial bakery were displaying signs of oxidation (rust). The cause was the water on the bread trays, which washed away the lubricant that the client was currently using. A secondary cause was spraying of...

Conveyor Chains in Dough Proofer

The Challenge This dough proofer uses a single roller chain to move its conveyor belt. Flour is constantly working its way into the pins, which causes higher friction and increased power consumption. Friction also leads to premature chain elongation, which in turn...

Spiral Kneading Machine

The Challenge This client wanted to eliminate the use of copper paste, which is not rated food safe, for hygienic and aesthetic reasons. The copper paste was also adversely affecting the gaskets and causing problems when dismantling the motor. Environment Commercial...

Kneading Machine Bearings

The Challenge This kneading machine required lubrication every two weeks. The bearings were frequently becoming contaminated with particles, especially flour dust. After lubrication, it was difficult to replace the bowl. A lot of time was lost this way, and employee...